Norwegian black metallers 1349 recently unleashed their new single "Dødskamp". The song has been written for a project by the organizations Innovation Norway, Visit Norway and the Munch Museum, called "Munch + Music". Four Norwegian artists within four different genres of music were asked to interpret their angle on a freely selected work by the famous painter Edvard Munch.
Find out what inspired 1349 by watching the video below.
Regarding the single, 1349 guitarist Archaon comments: "Munch is arguably the biggest Norwegian artist throughout history, together with Edvard Grieg, I suppose. His works are tremendously dark and eerie, reflecting a lot of anxiety, pain and loneliness, in the way I perceive them. So, it suited us perfectly. I chose the work 'Dødskamp' which directly translates 'Death Struggle' and speaks volumes for itself. It was an emotionally heavy task, and also a completely new way to compose. As well as some very long nights, bereaved of sleep. In the end though, it was worth it. This is the soundtrack to the dilemmas of mortality."
The new single can be found on all digital platforms and streamed via the official Season Of Mist YouTube channel below. The song is available on vinyl, together with the bonus track "Atomic Chapel" and can be pre-ordered the Season Of Mist shop. 1349 will return with a full-length release later this year.
"Dødskamp" track listing:
01. Dødskamp (05:05)
02. Atomic Chapel (live) (06:54) (only available on EP)
1349 band picture by Jorn Veberg